anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,

My boyfriend is a real-life Internet troll.

I'm reading about the retarded fake "controversy" over the Health Promotion Board's FAQ on sexuality; he's on the bed reading something on the laptop. He comes over to me and asks me what I'm reading. The conversation goes something like this:

Me: There's some controversy in Singapore over the Health Promotion Board's sexuality FAQ that states that homosexual couples can have healthy relationships. Some pastor objected to it and some stupid MP said that it's against Asian family values. It's so retarded.

Arnaud: Yeah but it's not good for the children. You can't have children thinking that homosexuality is normal. Who knows, they may start promoting the homosexual lifestyle next. What if children are influenced by it and decide to try it?

I turn around and glare at him.

Me: Well, you live in Europe right? Do you feel like fucking a guy or getting fucked by a guy?

He collapses into a fit of giggles.

Me: You're such a troll.


It's incredibly telling that the common arguments made against homosexuality (e.g. gay marriage and decriminalisation of gay sex) are usually (if not mostly; if not always) slippery slope arguments. For example: if we allow gay men to have sex, then more men will become gay and this will lead to an undermining of the institution of marriage. I can't even simulate the argument convincingly because the logical leaps are too massive for my puny brain to grasp.

I don't see how this is not obvious to people like Lawrence Khong and that MP. There does not exist a single argument against homosexuality that is not 1) riddled with logical fallacies; and more importantly, 2) mired in bigotry, religious or otherwise (though usually religious). I wish people would shut the fuck up about Singapore being a conservative Asian society that doesn't accept homosexuality because the only idiots banging on about it and kicking up a fuss are the religious whackos. Since when did these people dictate national policies? Since when did they get to decide what constitutes the fabric of my country's society? Every time I come across articles about anti-homosexuality sentiment in Singapore, there's always bound to be some pastor involved. Can these people take a step back and fuck off and realise that Singapore is a secular society, not a Christian one?

I would write a better rant if I weren't so tired. But since I'm tired and the words aren't really coming, I'm gonna stop writing.
Tags: arnaud, rant, singapore

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